The Many Faces of Color

The purpose of this experiment was to determine the relation of emotion to color. Also, to investigate the effect of gender, age, emotional status, and ethnic background on those relations. Hart and Zalen produced a test and an attached survey requesting gender, age, emotional status, and ethnic background. Testing procedure was followed as described in experimental design. The results were tabulated and recorded in data tables. To analyze the raw data, percentages of factors were calculated to determine the make-up for the ten most popular responses for each color.

Observed were bright colors produced happy as a response, dark, gloomy colors produced sad as a response, and neutral colors produced calm as a response.

Research Done By:

Jamie Hart
Sterling Heights High School

Andrea Zalen
Cousino High School